This Sunday, at 10 a.m., United Methodist Church in Trinidad is hosting “A Spiritual Anthology of Abraham Lincoln” written and performed by new church member and retired teacher David Lamb.
Lamb, a recent Trinidad transplant from Texas, said he has performed this one-man performance about 15 times and said his storytelling style was developed through 40 years of teaching history, economics and Sunday school.
“I’m a Lincoln fan,” said Lamb. “And I’ve read so much on him and picked up various things and wove it into a story that reviews his life and his relationship with God.”
Lamb said he felt a calling to move to Trinidad and join the United Methodist Church.
“In June, on a Monday, the Lord told me it was time to move and time to help this church. I drove up here two days later and told that to the pastor and now I help by teaching the bible and now this will happen,” said Lamb.
Lamb said he has developed similar “spiritual anthologies” to be acted out about other historical figures such as Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, Sam Houston and on the final years of controversial Confederate General Nathan Forrest and his struggle for redemption late in life for the atrocities he committed and upheld and his abrupt turn in favor of racial harmony. Lamb hopes that through this performance he can do more.
“I believe that when the audience sees this they will feel as if they have been in the presence of Lincoln,” said Lamb. “I hope I’ll get to do more of these and let people see God through the lives of these characters.”